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Potato vs Jalapeño - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Potato and Jalapeño

  • Potato has more Copper, Iron, and Potassium, while Jalapeño has more Vitamin C, Vitamin E , Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin A.
  • Jalapeño's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 110% higher.
  • Jalapeño contains 3 times less Iron than Potato. Potato contains 0.81mg of Iron, while Jalapeño contains 0.25mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Potatoes, flesh and skin, raw and Peppers, jalapeno, raw.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Potato
6
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Contains more Iron +224%
Contains more Potassium +71.4%
Contains more Magnesium +53.3%
Contains more Copper +139.1%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +119.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 4% 38% 17% 37% 9% 25% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 4% 22% 11% 16% 4% 12% 1%
Contains more Iron +224%
Contains more Potassium +71.4%
Contains more Magnesium +53.3%
Contains more Copper +139.1%
Contains more Zinc +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +119.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Calcium - 12

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Potato
1
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +102.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +502%
Contains more Vitamin A +53800%
Contains more Vitamin E +35700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +118.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +825%
Contains more Folate +80%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.315
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 66% 1% 1% 0% 21% 8% 20% 18% 69% 0% 5% 12%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 396% 65% 72% 0% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 0% 47% 21%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +102.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +502%
Contains more Vitamin A +53800%
Contains more Vitamin E +35700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +118.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +825%
Contains more Folate +80%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.315

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
18
Potato
64
Jalapeño
Mineral Summary Score
20
Potato
10
Jalapeño

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
12%
Potato
5%
Jalapeño
Carbohydrates
17%
Potato
7%
Jalapeño
Fats
0%
Potato
2%
Jalapeño

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Potato Jalapeño
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Potato Jalapeño
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato
Potato is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.3g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato
Potato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.067g)
Which food is cheaper?
Potato
Potato is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Potato
Potato is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Potato Jalapeño Opinion
Calories 77 29 Potato
Protein 2.05 0.91 Potato
Fats 0.09 0.37 Jalapeño
Vitamin C 19.7 118.6 Jalapeño
Carbs 17.49 6.5 Potato
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.81 0.25 Potato
Calcium 12 12
Potassium 425 248 Potato
Magnesium 23 15 Potato
Sugar 0.82 4.12 Potato
Fiber 2.1 2.8 Jalapeño
Copper 0.11 0.046 Potato
Zinc 0.3 0.14 Potato
Starch 15.29 Potato
Phosphorus 57 26 Potato
Sodium 6 3 Jalapeño
Vitamin A 2 1078 Jalapeño
Vitamin E 0.01 3.58 Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.081 0.04 Potato
Vitamin B2 0.032 0.07 Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 1.061 1.28 Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.295 0.315 Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.298 0.419 Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 18.5 Jalapeño
Folate 15 27 Jalapeño
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.025 0.092 Potato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002 0.029 Jalapeño
Polyunsaturated fat 0.042 0.112 Jalapeño
Tryptophan 0.021 Potato
Threonine 0.067 Potato
Isoleucine 0.066 Potato
Leucine 0.098 Potato
Lysine 0.107 Potato
Methionine 0.032 Potato
Phenylalanine 0.081 Potato
Valine 0.103 Potato
Histidine 0.035 Potato
Fructose 0.26 2.63 Jalapeño

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Potato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170026/nutrients
  2. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.